Spinal Traction

Spinal Traction, a gentle and safe chiropractic technique, targets the lumbar and cervical muscles to reintroduce kinetic activity. The Traction unit then comfortably applies traction to the spinal joint, decompressing the disk and reducing pain. Unlike conventional traction that stretches the back only, this traction procedure aids in reconstitution and disc healing, allowing increased circulation to the damaged area.

Spinal Traction: Your Path to Relief for Back and Neck Pain

Spinal traction is an innovative treatment method that our chiropractors at Royal Chiropractic and Dental Centers use to alleviate the pain in your spine, especially if you have it in the back and neck areas. Our chiropractors use the principles of force and counterforce and gently stretch the spine to create space within your spinal structure and reduce pressure.

Here’s how spinal traction can be beneficial for you:

Mechanism of Action

Our chiropractors use spinal traction, which involves the application of force to your spine so they can decompress your spinal discs and joints. You can get a lot of help from spinal traction as it reduces the pressure on your nerves and helps relieve the pain caused by various conditions like herniated discs, Sciatica, or degenerative disc disease.

Types of Spinal Traction

There are two primary types of spinal traction—mechanical and manual. When our chiropractors perform manual traction, they use their hands, while mechanical traction uses devices like the inversion or traction tables.


There are various benefits of spinal traction like pain relief for those who are suffering from chronic back and neck pain. It also helps you improve your mobility, enhances your spinal alignment, and promotes overall spinal health.

Suitability and Effectiveness

Just like every procedure in the healthcare industry, spinal traction isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution and may not be suitable for everyone. Depending on your specific condition and the severity of your symptoms, you might be a suitable candidate for spinal traction or not.

Complementary Treatment

Chiropractors generally use this technique with other treatments like physical therapy, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments to ensure overall spine health.
Like any field, the chiropractic field is also evolving with time, and the activator instrument-based adjusting method is a testament to that evolution. It offers precise and gentle treatments that are effective for your spine’s health. This method is especially beneficial for patients who prefer less forceful methods to spinal adjustments as compared to the traditional methods.
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